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  • The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story | Richard Preston

    The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (987)
    Story
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    A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

    aaron says: "If you love viruses and gore and non-fiction..."
  • The Demon in the Freezer | Richard Preston

    The Demon in the Freezer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (313)

    "This book will give you nightmares," cautions The New York Times. Richard Preston takes us inside the ongoing war against bioterrorism, investigating the anthrax attacks of October 2001 and the potential for a future bio-attack using smallpox or, worse yet, a new superpox virus resistant to all vaccines. "As exciting as the best thrillers, yet scarier by far, for Preston's pages deal with clear, present and very real dangers," says Publishers Weekly.

    S Atherton says: "Pretty interesting listening in a horrific way"
  • Micro: A Novel | Michael Crichton,Richard Preston

    Micro: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1193)
    Performance
    (1033)
    Story
    (1045)

    In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

    joe says: "Train wreck"
  • Romulus Buckle & the Engines of War: The Chronicles of the Pneumatic, Book 2 | Richard Ellis Preston

    Romulus Buckle & the Engines of War: The Chronicles of the Pneumatic, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Richard Ellis Preston
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (150)

    The frozen wasteland of Snow World - known as Southern California before an alien invasion decimated civilization - is home to warring steampunk clans. Crankshafts, Imperials, Tinskins, Brineboilers, and many more all battle one another for precious supplies, against ravenous mutant beasts for basic survival, and with the mysterious Founders for their very freedom. Through this ruined world soars the Pneumatic Zeppelin, captained by the daring Romulus Buckle.

    Joki says: "Really Enjoying This Fun Series!"
  • The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story | Richard Preston

    The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Howard McGillin
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (84)

    A highly infectious, deadly virus from the Central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race.

    J. Matthews says: "The scariest book ive ever read."
  • Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science | Richard Preston

    Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By James Lurie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (118)

    Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston's best selling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing them strange worlds of nature they never dreamed of.

    Doug says: "WAIT! Maybe this isn't what you think...."
  • Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders | Richard Ellis Preston

    Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Richard Ellis Preston
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (238)

    In a postapocalyptic world of endless snow, Captain Romulus Buckle and the stalwart crew of the Pneumatic Zeppelin must embark on a perilous mission to rescue their kidnapped leader, Balthazar Crankshaft, from the impenetrable City of the Founders. Steaming over a territory once known as Southern California — before it was devastated in the alien war — Buckle navigates his massive airship through skies infested with enemy war zeppelins and ravenous alien beasties in this swashbuckling and high-octane steampunk adventure.

    Joki says: "Exuberant Steampunk Swashbuckling Adventure!"
  • Micro | Michael Crichton,Richard Preston

    Micro

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Gordon Piedesack
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    Honolulu, Hawaii. Drei Männer liegen tot auf dem Fußboden eines verschlossenen Büros - keine Anzeichen eines Kampfes, keine Einbruchspuren, keine Tatwaffe. Nur die extrem feinen, rasiermesserscharfen Schnitte, die die Leichen überziehen, liefern einen ebenso grausigen wie rätselhaften Hinweis. Sie und der winzige, mit bloßem Auge kaum zu erkennende, klingenbewehrte Roboter.

  • The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring | Richard Preston

    The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Richard Preston
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (97)

    The biggest redwood trees are over 1,000 years old, rising more than 35 stories in what's left of the once-vast, ancient redwood forest. Believed to be impossible to ascend, these majestic giants have remained unexplored until recently, when a tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists discovered a lost, dangerous, and hauntingly beautiful world high above California.

    Cris says: "Great book!"
  • Micro | Michael Crichton,Richard Preston

    Micro

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (33)

    An instant classic in the vein of Jurassic Park, this boundary-pushing novel has all the hallmarks of Michael Crichton’s greatest adventures with its combination of pulse-pounding thrills, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research.

    Tan says: "Crichton's final novel"
  • The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story | Richard Preston

    The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    "This book will give you nightmares," cautions The New York Times. Richard Preston takes us inside the ongoing war against bioterrorism, investigating the anthrax attacks of October 2001 and the potential for a future bio-attack using smallpox or, worse yet, a new superpox virus resistant to all vaccines. "As exciting as the best thrillers, yet scarier by far, for Preston's pages deal with clear, present and very real dangers," says Publishers Weekly.

    Mark says: "Excellent and Timely!"
  • Micro | Michael Crichton,Richard Preston

    Micro

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Three men are found dead in the locked second floor office of a Honolulu building, with no sign of struggle except ultra-fine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly unrecognizable to the human eye.

    A.J.B says: "This Book Listed Twice, Both versions suck!!"
  • The Giant Trees | Richard Preston

    The Giant Trees

    • ORIGINAL (19 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Richard Preston
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    Science writer Richard Preston talks about some of the most enormous living beings on the planet, the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest. Growing from a tiny seed, they support vast ecosystems - and are still, largely, a mystery.

  • Micro [German Edition] | Michael Crichton,Richard Preston

    Micro [German Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Gordon Piedesack
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    Honolulu, Hawaii. Drei Männer liegen tot auf dem Fußboden eines verschlossenen Büros - keine Anzeichen eines Kampfes...

  • Hot Zone: Ebola, das tödliche Virus | Richard Preston

    Hot Zone: Ebola, das tödliche Virus

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Olaf Pessler
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    Richard Prestons populärwissenschaftlicher Tatsachen-Thriller liest sich spannender als jeder Horror-Roman. Preston berichtet darin über die ersten Infektionen mit dem Ebola-Virus vor über vierzig Jahren. Sein Tatsachenthriller von 1998 ist immer noch hochaktuell, wie die schreckliche Ebola-Epidemie in Zentralafrika gerade zeigt. Ebola gehört zu den gefährlichsten Killerviren.

  • The New Yorker, October 27th 2014 (Richard Preston, Kelefa Sanneh, Dan Chiasson) | Richard Preston,Kelefa Sanneh,Dan Chiasson

    The New Yorker, October 27th 2014 (Richard Preston, Kelefa Sanneh, Dan Chiasson)

    • HIGHLIGHTS (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard Preston, Kelefa Sanneh, Dan Chiasson
    • Narrated By Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
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    "Voting by Numbers", by Jelani Cobb; "The Ebola Wars", by Richard Preston; "The Intensity Gap", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Color Codes", by Dan Chiasson; and "War Is Almost Over", by David Denby.

  • The New Yorker (Oct. 9, 2006) | George Packer,James Surowiecki,Richard Preston,Ian Frazier,Joyce Carol Oates,Jill Lepore,Anthony Lane

    The New Yorker (Oct. 9, 2006)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs)
    • By George Packer, James Surowiecki, Richard Preston, and others
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    "International Inaction" by George Packer; "Zip It" by James Surowiecki; "Tall for Its Age" by Richard Preston; "Thin Enough" by Ian Frazier; "Landfill" by Joyce Carol Oates; "Westward Ho!" by Jill Lepore; and "Battle Royal" by Anthony Lane.

  • The New Yorker (December 10, 2007) | Hendrik Hertzberg,Richard Preston,Atul Gawande,Jennifer Egan,Anthony Lane

    The New Yorker (December 10, 2007)

    • Abridged/Unabridged (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Hendrik Hertzberg, Richard Preston, Atul Gawande, and others
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    There are five articles in this edition: "Follow the Leaders", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A Death in the Forest", by Richard Preston; "The Checklist", by Atul Gawande; "Found Objects", by Jennifer Egan; and "Conflicting Stories", by Anthony Lane.

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